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of snow, with connecticut coming in at 6 inches. we do have the winter storm warnings and advisories still up across connecticut and northern rhode island and there is a chance we could see an additional foot or more of snow across new england. we're almost done across southern new england. we also have very strong wind gusts especially along the coast of new jersey an area that does not need additional wind damage. we did pick upwind gusts up 70 to 75 miles per hour but these are easing too. >> such bad timing. so many people trying to get home. >>> well, president obama is aboard air force one right now and some lawmakers will weather the storms to return to washington today with just five days left to avert the fiscal cliff. now all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to them to reach the deal. nbc's danielle leigh is on capitol hill. what's the latest? >> it's another day and another standoff. john boehner may not even bring the house back to town until the senate comes up with a possible plan. >> reporter: obama leaves his tropical retreat in hawaii for a w
. in connecticut, we picked up about six inches of snow before it did change over to rain, which it's going to stay as all rain at this point, but we do still have winter storm warnings and advisories posted, now mostly across central and northern new england, where we are still looking at additional snowfall accumulations. and look at that all across northern vermont, areas that want it, especially in the ski resorts, should pick up more than two feet of snow. the purple area is where we should see a foot or more, and areas back across massachusetts only an additional inch or so, especially inland areas where it is still all snow right now. as for wind gusts, the jersey shore, bricktownship, new jersey, barnegat bay, new jersey, picked up wind gusts near hurricane force, 70 to 75-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported through the night last night. we did also in dover, delaware, pick up a 64-mile-per-hour wind gust. so the winds along the coast have been brutal, but they are weakening right now. we do still have gusts near 50 miles per hour in boston, but all across the rest of the mid-atlantic re
: the gunman was well-fortified with weapons and ammo. the same model used in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. tomasz kaczowka and mike chiapperini were killed. spengler killed himself. and late today, human remains were found in spengler's house and suspect they belong to his missing sister. >> microsoft is always the burning question. i'm not sure we'll ever know what was going through his mind. >> reporter: police are investigating whether the death of spengler's mother could help explain the motive for her son's christmas eve shootings. ron mott, nbc news, new york. >>> tonight, billions around the world are gathered with family and friends to celebrate christmas. at the vatican downlotoday, pop benedict called for peace. and today marks the 12th christmas in a row that american troops are serving in afghanistan. more than 66,000 u.s. service members are still there, many of them getting some time to attend church services and celebrate with a proper christmas lunch. >>> back in this country, amid neighborhood celebrations and family gatherings across the country, it's a somber c
sledding, like in farmington, connecticut. forecasters say central connecticut could see up to eight inches of snow by the end of the weekend. you can track storms anywhere with your iphone and our radar apps. now to the firestorm in the nation's capital and the last-ditch effort to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. the deadline is looming new year's day. here's brian mooar with the big story this morning. >> as senate leaders were behind closed doors, president obama and republicans issued dueling messages on the web. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. the economy is growing. but keeping it that way means that folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff next tuesday, each side blames the other. >> we can avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and democrat controlled senate step forward this week and work with republicans to solve this problem and solve it now. >> all over the country now, uncertainty is in the air. >> it's not a matter of am i going to pay my light bill or not but will it d
. >>> a packed show ahead. congressman steven latourette of ohio, senator richard blumenthal of connecticut, plus the grinch. it's thursday, december 27th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> well, our starting point, a brutal winter storm battering the northeast and torturing holiday travelers all over the country. here it is on the radar. the system is expected to dump up to two feet of snow on central maine today. six states are under winter storm warnings, pennsylvania, new york, massachusetts, new hampshire, vermont, and of course maine. everyone there could see at least a foot of snow. more than 200,000 customers spanning several states are already without power. more than 1700 flights had to be cancelled yesterday, hundreds more have already been taken off the board this morning and that number is expected to climb. six deaths are being blamed on this system since tuesday, and the threat hasn't passed yet. meteorologist bonnie schneider tracking the storm from the cnn weather center in atlanta. but first inez is live in syracuse, new york, where she's been -- there's a great deal of sno
across new york and long island, across the connecticut sound and really heavy downpours into boston and drive a little further north and it's all snow. that combined with strong wind is making for a very messy day today. so many people are out and about, trying to enjoy holiday time or maybe just heading back to work or to the stores to return gifts. but unfortunately we're seeing heavy downpours into bridgeport, connecticut and once you start heading to upstate new york, it's accumulation. we're talking about a foot or more for upstate new york, 3 to 6 for places like massachusetts, worcester and the berkshires. the pocono mountains will see about 6 inches of snow and into northwestern new jersey you're still looking at snow as well. this is a strong area of low pressure, it will work its way across the northeast. the cold air coming in behind it will help enhance the heaviest snow across the great lakes and extreme northern new england. we're also experiencing some bitterly cold temperatures right here in the south. this morning it's 35 in atlanta, 33 in birmingham. the cold air i
of the connecticut school masacre. an attorney seeking permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a six-year-old survivor. the attorney says the potential lawsuit is about improving school security. it is not about money, he says. he claims the connecticut board of education and the state education commissioner failed to take steps to protect the children from, quote, foreseeable harm. he says his client whom he is not identifying suffered serious emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the shooting. >>> the fbi is reporting an increase in a request for background checks for new gun purchases in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. this as new bills have been introduced calling forearmed teachers. claudia is live in los angeles. claudia, we know some states allow teachers to bring licensed concealed weapons into public schools. >> yes, just a few do, harris, allowing it without exception, hawaii, new hampshire, oregon and utah. we are in salt lake city and hundreds attended a training seminar. in a violent situation the educators were taught to first initiate
. >>> a new development in the wake of the connecticut school masacre. an attorney seeking permission to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a six-year-old survivor. the attorney says the potential lawsuit is about improving school security. it is not about money, he says. he claims the connecticut board of education and the state education commissioner failed to take steps to protect the children from, quote, foreseeable harm. he says his client whom he is not identifying suffered serious emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the shooting. >>> the fbi is reporting an increase in a request for background checks for new gun purchases in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. this as new bills have been introduced calling forearmed teachers. claudia is live in los angeles. claudia, we know some states allow teachers to bring licensed concealed weapons into public schools. >> yes, just a few do, harris, allowing it without exception, hawaii, new hampshire, oregon and utah. we are in salt lake city and hundreds attended a training seminar. in a violent situation the edu
. the goal was to collect handguns and assault rifles. and in bridgeport, connecticut, a ground swell of gun owners supported the buyback. cnn's david arrest owes at that looks at how the shooting rampage is prompting people to say goodbye to their weapons. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping. and we heard it while we were in the store. and she cried. you know? it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most popular city. part of bridgeport's largest gun buyback ever. and with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons, no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has a potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days, and are expected to be melted down. but with millions more scattered across the u.s., can buybacks like this one make a dent? >> these
and killed 26 people in newtown before taking his own life. the connecticut health center was asked to join the investigation to look for threws about the roots of his -- clues about the roots of his violence in his dna. >>> you can gamble 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at maryland live casino right now. they made it possible. the casino operators say the expanded hours will lead to more jobs and revenue for the state. the state's two other casinos have not yet adopted that 24 hour 7 day a week schedule yet. >>> with same sex marriage set to become legal in maryland next week now a new debate about discrimination laws regarding same sex marriage. >> scott broom was in annapolis where a trolley bus operator is getting out of the wedding business altogether. >> reporter: the discover annapolis trolley does not just have tourists, it does a good business with wedding parties as well as you can see on the website. but no more. operator matt grubs announced he will not do business with same sex couples on religious grounds and because it would be illegal he's decided to give up weddings altogethe
out for a statement from the newspaper, it sent us this, "the massacre in newtown, connecticut, remains at top-of-mind for many of our readers. or readers are understandably and keenly interested to know about who owns guns in their neighborhoods." scott summervila is president of the westchester new york fire owner association. he is on the list and joins me this morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> i'm good. you opened the newspaper and see your name, is that how you found out? >> yeah, actually i got a bunch of phone calls and said hey, by the way, this is not the first time they've done it. they've printed our names in the past but it's the first time they made it google earth where you can drag the man to see the person's house, and we have a huge worry because you actually made a criminal's job easier to case a house from the comforts of their own home on a computer on how they could break in. >> by that, the thief knows where he can steal a gun? >> steal a gun, where the guns are and what home there are and how many windows, doors, access, their escape route, entry
strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially here, we are looking at a slamming start to the season. across the southeast, temperatures are also very cold. we have not warmed up in atlanta. we're at 31 degrees. the moisture coming into the south will come in at a time where temperatures are likely to be milder. we are not looking at snow accumulation in the south if that were to happen, it would be a shutdown around here. >> 31 degrees in atlanta? unbelievable. thank you very much. >>> reading, writing, marksmanship. coming up, we'll look inside classrooms where teachers are learning how to handle guns. >>> and dr. mcdreamy to the rescue? >> who? >> not in the o.r. tv dr. patrick democracy steps in to try to save hundreds of people their jobs. you will be surprised at how he's trying to do this. . because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it
is also sending a little christmas comfort to the children of newtown, connecticut. they're facing so many hardships of their own. >> it does not feel like christmas at all in that town. so whatever comforts that town right now. also this morning, a rather dire prediction about the fiscal cliff and what might happen when lawmakers return later this week. it's a pocketbook issue for all of us. >> some people are expecting to maybe go right over that cliff. >>> and later this half hour, the christmas edition of our insomniac play list. putting a new spin on some of the old christmas classics. >>> topping our news right now, the nra is not backing down from its call to place armed officers in the nation schools. >> congressman chris murphy calls it revolting. >> reporter: from the brooklyn bridge in new york to the sidewalks of falls church, virginia, anti-gun protests are springing up around the country. the debate on gun control has also triggered a run on gun shows and gun stores. sales are soaring as people rush to buy assault weapons before a possible ban. >> we're completely out of the
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to two inches for new york and boston. 80 miles away in connecticut, more than a foot of snow in milford mass, even though it's done. the issues, they're not. overnight up to a foot of snow fell again. holiday snow round two came down fast and furious. in new hampshire, drivers slipped into a tailspin causing a 20-car pileup that has i-93 backed up for miles. >> what happened after that was just unbelievable. like one car after another car after another car. there wasn't anybody stopping. >> reporter: in orange county, cars skidded on the icy road. at gillette stadium in massachusetts, it took serious manpower and heavy-duty machinery to prep for this afternoon's patriots game. >> probably around 5:00 in the morning. >> reporter: the big dig that winter shoveling ritual is underway for millions this morning. anderson, indiana, got hit with 6 inches. and there is a silver lining in all of this ice, for plowers in west chester county all the snow translates to cold hard cash. >> lots of money. making lots of money. that's all krrt clearing acre after acre into the night. >> i seen worse bu
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of connecticut are volunteering to cover the town to newtown's entire police force can have the day off. some officers donating their overtime pay to charities helping those affected by the elementary school shooting earlier this month. jamie: that's a great story too. we want to keep you posted on any extreme weather out there. if you're flying or driving and there is a large storm that is moving across parts of the southern midwest and raised threats of tornados, maybe even record numbers of tornadoes in the southeast. meanwhile there's snow and sleet and freezing rain. that could also complicate your holiday travel plans. chief meteorologist rick reichmuth is in charge keeping track of all that. how bad, rick? >> pretty significant storm unfortunately today, tomorrow, thursday still. and it's going to impact a lot of people. cold temperatures are already in place, very cold down across parts of texas. look at that, 71 in new orleans. we have contrast of temperatures and a major contrasting in winds. upper level and lower level wind today. that means we have a very significant tornado threa
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is being away from their children. >> show went on in newtown, connecticut. let pageant being healed and priveding joy to a community. three children up in wise men . two children roles as ang and he will shepherd were not fill would. >> overnight a u.s. airways catches on fire in a maintenance test in a phoenix airport it is brand new video of the crews extinguishing the fire with foam. no passengers were on board . the believed to have started in a motor under the plane's tale . hollywood mourning the loss of two legendary actors this morning. >> i know your teammates . let's do it again and do it right. >> charles durning. king much character actors pass away from natural causes . he portrade a feisty football coach in north dallas and pope and santa claus. charles burning was 89 years old . he was loved by millions as messy oscar madison. actor jack klugman decide. >> sunday evening is defrosting the ice box. you have ruined another sunday evening with your fussing. >> are you finished? >> i don't know. >> klugman's family said he went peacefully in his home in california . his w
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held in may but was changed to today in response to the connecticut school shootings nearly two weeks ago. we'll talk about that buyback program with the los angeles antonio villaraigosa in about 45 minutes. >>> do you have the right to know if your neighbor owns a gun? a new york newspaper says yes. it posted the gun permits in new york counties. each red dot represents a person who has a gun permit. police -- people whose names were posted on this site they're not very happy. we did reach out for a statement from the newspaper, it sent us one "the massacre in newtown, connecticut, remains at top-of-mind for many of our readers. our readers are understandably and keenly interested to know about who owns guns in their neighborhoods." joining me to talk about this is job than lowey, legal director for the brady center to prevent gun violence. good morning, jonathan, how are you? >> good morning, carol. >> thanks for joining us. to be clear you are for gun control so everybody knows. so this newspaper who decided to publish the names of people who own gun permits, do you think it should
of massachusetts, connecticut and the state of rhode island could look at over six inches of snow with areas possibly seeing a foot of snow. so again the chance of seeing more snow from this next storm system is increasing here. it is pulling in a lot of moisture from the gulf of mexico. that is one of the reasons why we think we could see a little more than originally anticipated. right now it is producing snow across areas in chicago, northern parts of the state of indiana that into michigan. on the southern end of the storm system we have showers and thunderstorms in louisiana, mississippi and tennessee. eventually both of these areas will be coming together and moving towards the northeast. i do quickly want to point out between these areas we're actually seeing freezing rain falling early this morning across places in arkansas and northern texas. please drive carefully out there. that is outside the city of memphis as well. western portions of state of tennessee dealing with possible icing on the roadways. otherwise a number of winter weather advisories issued for the state of new jerse
in newtown, connecticut, the fight over gun rights and mental health treatment rages on. >>> getting nowhere fast, the winter storm system that spawned tornados across the south on christmas is now heading east, bringing with it blizzard conditions and travel misery for many. the highs and lows of 2012, a look back at some of the most memorable presidential moments of this election year. >>> president obama and senate members will be here in washington tomorrow, but we'll be hearing crickets on the house floor. nbc news has learned the republican leadership has not given representatives the 48-hour notice to return to work, another sign of inaction on the fiscal cliff front. joining me now for our daily fix, mr. jonathan capehart, msnbc contributor and "washington post" editorial writer. jonathan, we're just six days away, no indication from house republicans that they are going to come back any time soon. the leadership has gone mum on that. we know there's not been communication between boehner and mcconnell, obama and boehner. are you amazed with this short amount of time to go there seem
in newtown, connecticut. >>> west webster volunteer firefighters, who had been in guarded condition, are now being upgraded to satisfactory condition. the hospital released a statement on their behalf saying they're humbles and overwhelmed by the outpouring of well-wishes for us and our families, end quote. a police officer who was slightly injured in the shooting is also just overwhelmed. >> a very difficult, emotional experience for me because i'm trained to help people. at that point i can't because i don't have anything. >> ritter's windshield was hit by a spray bullet. >>> there is growing controversy over a suburban new york newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of hand permit holders. criminals have a guide to places they can steal guns. >>> in albuquerque, a police officer is being credited with stopping what could have turned into a deadly shooting. >> drop the gun. drop the gun. >> drop the gun now. >> that is the officer intervening, possibly saving a man's life. every dramatic moment was captured on his lapel camera. police say the confrontation involved two mil
happened in newtown, connecticut, he said that something fundamental in america has to change. he's more of what e he said. >> so i'm going to be putting forward a package. i'm going to be putting my full weight behind it and i'm going to be making an argument about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at sandy hook elementary does not happen again. but ultimately the way this is going to happen is because the american people say that's right. >> reporter: now remember president obama put vice president biden in charge of what's essentially a task force between different agencies and he has said he wants recommendations really right about now on exactly some recommendations for congress to move forward on. but we know that president obama has urged congress and will continue to do so in the new year to pass an assault weapons ban. to pass a ban on high capacity ammunition clips and to close the gun show loophole so all gun purchasers are suggest to background checks and he also wants to address the mental health issu
and the need to spend on the home whether it was the tragedy in connecticut and took away the feel-good factor it was a confluence of events that led to a should have been better holiday season. >> reporter: in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of the country's retail sales take place, homeowners hit hard by hurricane sandy spent more money on repairs than on holiday gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered compared to past years of double-digit growth this year online holiday sales rose only about 8% compared to nearly 16% last year. lack of consumer confidence means this shopping season could be the weakest since the recession in 2008 when sales actually shrank. >> consumers need to have more confidence. right now it's more of an uncertain way for the first half of 2013 so i think everyone has thought going into the y
are expected to persist and be nasty in connecticut and massachusetts and rhode island. they're dealing with rain and wind as well and with the evening commute just ahead of us, black ice is a major concern. >> if there's any doubt you can't maneuver a roadway or you feel it's unsafe, stay home or don't go anywhere. >> reporter: we have seen salt trucks on the may thoroughfares and salt trucks working in tandem. >> i've lost count of the number of cars in the ditch. a jackknifed tractor-trailer, a horse trailer turned over. so people are not really driving slow enough for the conditions. >> reporter: already more than 600 flights have been canceled today. 1600 flights canceled yesterday and delays in new york, laguardia and jfk and newark, new jersey under delays of 90 minutes or less. iana know you wanted me to make a snowball for you. this is a pretty hard one already made for me. i'm diagnose. >> i saw your snowball earlier. you can do better than that next time. >> just fell apart before the conditions got a little bit nastier. it's a winter wonderland. a ski resort in vermont repor
and family members in the connecticut school shooting were honored at giants stadium in new jersey during today's nfl game. they welcomed scores of people from the sandy hook elementary school and greeted the children, teachers and parents. a moment of silence was observed for the 27 victims killed in the tragedy. the tribute was complete with a new york giants route of the philadelphia eagles. >>> the death toll has reached nine in a tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it happened this morning in frigid conditions on interstate 84 near pendleton in northwest oregon. police say the driver of the charter bus lost control on the slick pavement. the bus skidded through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down an embankment. about 40 passengers were traveling from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia. in addition to the nine passengers who died, more than 20 people including the driver were injured. they are being treated at hospitals in oregon, washington and idaho. >>> people in several parts of the u.s. face dangerous driving conditions and hazards thanks to a winter t
to satisfactory. it is a long step of healing for the people in newtown, connecticut. all of the flowers and letters and photoin new ton will be soil and blocks to be used in a foundation of a future memorial. it was senator daniel inouyhe's last wish. for colleen handbusa to be. >> i made the appointment for the state of schatz is flying to washington with president obama he is expected to be sworn in later. those are the headlines for you. >> clayton: we'll talk the scal cliff. today is the twenth. a few days left for congress and the president to get their act together. the president took a red eye flight back from hawaii. why did congress and the president go on raication at all. >> yeah, we all go to work. >> there is nothing on the table . kelley. >> a lot of people feel they are left in the lurch by the president and congress. and they didn't get the job done . here's what we are facing. we are teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff. there are many members in congress who disaagree raising of tax. the president had gone up to $400,000 when house speaker boehner would raise the
laws in connecticut. here in utah, we've been doing this for 12 years and this is nothing new and we have one of the most permissive states for firearms and we haven't had school shootings either. >> you mentioned the ban on specific types of guns. what about banning certain types of ammunition? what about limiting certain types of ammunition, can you see the need in that? no, it's not going do any could, if i thought it would, it would. if someone can show me definitively. who needs a 30-round clip? >> why would you -- why would you even go there? >> that's a legitimate question. who needs a 30-round clip and why? >> it's not -- it's not a matter who needs something. if i need it or if i want it and can operate safely then -- we're talking about --? why would you want a 30-round clip. >> i used a 30-round magazine because i didn't want to reload. it's not a matter of need. it's a matter of want. i mean, we're talking less than 1% of the semiautomatic rifles with these 30-round magazines are use in any crime and 1% are used in gun crime. 3%, maximum are used in gun homicides and even
. i think the teachers have personalized what happened in connecticut, and i think they personalized it, because they live in the classroom and know the hide drill, one of thundershower mechanisms to save themselves just sometimes postpones the inevitable disaster when a mad man comes in. >> forgive me, i want to say what the utah teacher had to say yesterday after receiving this training. >> now especially, i'm thinking this would be a great opportunity to be able to protect the children, ploekt the classroom, protect the teachers, if that opportunities arises. so that's the reason i'm hirivities so specifically talk about what the training regimen is. >> the training yesterday was broken into two parts. we had the overview of mass violence, the dynamic, what happens physiologically in the body and the brain, how they deal with that, breathe through that and think a little clearer, act more responsibly and clearly which will help save lives. the second part is the ccp or concealed and carry weapons permit. they were fingerprinted, went through a regimented course, approved by the bc
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was a semiautomatic rifle similar to the one used in the connecticut school massacre. >>> a $100 million lawsuit is brewing in connecticut following the horrific school shooting. attorney irwin pinski represents a 6-year-old girl who he says has been traumatized by the killings. he wants to sue the state for failing to protect students from foreseeable harm. the state has inutrient against most lawsuits -- immunity against most lawsuits unless permission to sue is granted. >>> the six men arrested in the gang rape of a woman in india two weeks ago are charged with murder following her death. the victim, a 23-year-old medical student, died today at a hospital in singapore where she had been taken for treatment by specialists. security has been tightened in new delhi where thousands of protesters have been demanding greater protection for women in sexual violence. >>> george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston. family spokesman jim mcgrath says the 88-year-old former president is improving. his conversations with doctors and nurses now include singing. bush is being treat
we covered the biggest stories of the year. obviously, the tragic school shooting in connecticut is fresh on everybody's minds. what were your biggest stories of the year? >> it feels so obvious, but i think the presidential election has to be on the list. something that we all followed very, very closely. so much happened. the debates were obviously interesting, covering the convention. it happens once every four years. incredibly consequential. i think it says a lot about what presidential elections will look like. we learned a lot about the changing demographics of this country. >> exactly. looking forward to the inauguration coming up in the new year. i think for all of us, i think around here certainly we've covered superstorm sandy. this was such a tragic event. i mean, a storm like this has not been seen here in this -- for centuries. i think that, you know, obviously the devastating effects that it continues to have on so many areas from the rockaways to new york to connecticut and long island. i was up in the helicopter. seeing that devastation first hand, when you see t
in a crime anyway. >>> meanwhile the connecticut town that was the site of that recent mass shooting is asking people to stop sending gifts for the time being. officials in newtown say they have more items than they can handle including flowers, teddy bears and a lot of signs there. they say they have warehouses full of gifts that they need to process now. united way fund to help the town now has reached $3.5 million. a lot of givers out there. >>> it is 5:50 now. preventing bullying. the simple act that you can teach your kids. >> plus her christmas wish came true. how police nabbed the grinch who stole this puppy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> bundle up. it is cold outside. we have temperatures in the 40s now. 42 in santa rosa and 41 in livermore. 41 in concord. we have a nice dry day setting up all across the bay area. and this is what it looks like on the roads. golden gate, bay bridge and san mateo bridge all moving at the limit. we are hearing about closures on the great highway. we'll tell you more about that coming up. >>> kindness may be the key to prevent bullying. a new study of 9
, connecticut school attack, there's been plenty of talk about arming teachers and 2/3 of americans believe arming at least one official would be somewhat effective against attacks. >> reporter: the gun is fake. but these utah teachers fear the threats facing their classrooms is very real. 200 of those teachers became students. packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job, and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for shooting courses are up 20%. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a shooter. but there
results after the newtown, connecticut school massacre. >> you're going see more of that long line. unbelievable how many people turned out and the types of guns that were turned in. really interesting. >>> also later, a pretty daring claim about the death of a diva. what a hollywood private eye is claiming about whitney houston. was she really murdered? that's coming up in "the skinny" later on. >> those are some shocking claims there. we begin with the treacherous winter storm that's snarling traffic on the ground and in the air and responsible for killing at least six people so far. >> up to a foot of snow has fallen in parts of indiana and pennsylvania. much the same expected this morning in new england. winter storm warnings are posted in more than a dozen states. we begin with abc's alex perez. >> reporter: strong winds whipped around fast falling snow in indianapolis and made getting around by foot or car nearly impossible. david mathis struggled just to keep up with the shoveling. you saw no snow and within a couple of hours, what did you see? >> basically whiteout conditio
to all the people in newtown, connecticut. this was an horrific series of events. second of all, the major problem that i have as a geneticist is that it's impossible to gain much information with the sample size of one. so what you are looking at is one person's dna, and you're trying to say that it's different than other people. but you only have a sample size of one. >> would it be helpful, do you think, to look at the dna of other shooters of those from previous mass shootings? >> well, again, the problem is, we have probably less than five or even ten people that we're talking about. when studies -- accurate genetic studies are done on a whole population, we look for hundreds of different people, and you have to show a strong correlation with that. and the second problem would be what are we trying to look for? i mean, we're going -- the whole idea is you're going in with the notion of looking for something. and that is simply not the way science is done. science is done where you go in expecting things to be the same. we have a hypothesis. and then you try to disprove or p
and connecticut including rhode island could see over six inches of snow so keep that in mind you guys. patti ann: maria mow lean a thanks. gregg: the fiscal cliff is not the only threat facing the u.s. economy right now. shipments of all kinds could actually be stuck on cargo ships if a longshoreman strike goes ahead as planned. the stakes for the recovery coming up. patti ann: high noon in those fiscal cliff negotiations. >> nothing have move forward in regards to our budget crisis unless speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell will go forward with our plan. speaker boehner is willing to negotiate, we have not heard a word from mitch mcconnell, and nothing is hang. patti ann: chris vanhollen joins us next. pwhrafp [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . patti ann: fox news alert, potentially good news for the nation's housing market
an overflow crowd now because of this month's tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> to another growing gun controversy over a newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of hand gun permit holders. even though the information is a matter of public record, the publication has outraged a lot of readers of "the journal news." they suggest it puts the permit holders in danger because criminals have a guide to places they can steal guns. >> disclosure of the name and the home ard address of every fi firearms licensee in new york has been a matter of public records for years. >> i may have some neighbors that don't look in favor of gun owners and may feel threatened. >> how is this for payback? some responded by publicizing the home addresses and phone numbers of the reporter who wrote the piece, among with other journalists at the paper. >> oh, wow. a little bit of payback there. as you saw with the map, you can click on your own neighborhood. this is public information, that is the one thing we should point out. but is it going too far? if you do have a gun, are you letting people
into maine. we have coastal advisories in parts of new jersey, connecticut, massachusetts, as 18-foot waves are crashing onshore. so stay away from those waves even though it's wintertime. almost hurricane-force winds in some places. alina. >> chad myers, graeat to see yo. thank you. that's all for us today. thanks for watching "cnn newsroom." i'm alina cho. i'll be back tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. eastern and again at 11:00 a.m. eastern. "cnn newsroom" with suzanne malveaux starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> welcome to "cnn newsroom." i'm suzanne malveaux. we're keeping you updated on the news here in the united states and around the world. former egyptian president hosni mubarak being transferred to a hospital for medical treatment. the country's state prosecutor ordered the transfer. mubarak is serving life in prison for his role in the killing of demonstrars in egypt's recent demonstration. ian is live in cairo. ian, what are we learning about mubarak's condition right now? >> reporter: suzanne, right now he's in stable condition. he's had three fractured ribs after s
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